Adventure Begins at Your Library

June 1 through August 31

Explore the wonderful world of books with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, “Adventure Begins at Your Library.” Children of all ages can join the challenge and log their reading on Beanstack or a paper game board. Read for 10 hours to pick up a completion prize and enter in prize drawings!

Register and Play

There are two ways to play.

Track Online with Beanstack

Track your reading online by downloading the Beanstack app to your phone. Pre-registration is available now; begin earning points on June 1.


Complete a Paper Game Board

Summer Reading Challenge game boards will be available at branches beginning June 1, or download a game board in English (PDF) or download a game board in Spanish (PDF).

The start of Summer Reading began at the Cockeysville Branch, with a fun day of performances, activities and giveaways. Pick up a game board so you can have fun and learn all summer long!


Go on an adventure this summer at the library by attending one of our many fun programs, including:

  • Eco Adventures Presents: Ultimate Animal Adventure
  • Mike Rose Presents: Magical Adventures
  • STEM Adventure With the Science Guys
  • The Great Magic Reading Adventure

Click here to register and for more summer programs.

Prizes and Drawings

Completion Prizes

Complete the challenge by reading for 10 hours and logging your reading on Beanstack or a paper game board.

  • Stuffie S’more
  • Stuffie Mushroom
  • Sport Flyer
  • Earbuds with pouch
  • Book of your choice

Visit any branch by Saturday, August 31 to pick up your completion prize. If you played on a paper game board, bring your completed game board with you.

Prize Drawing

Complete the Summer Reading Challenge to earn five (5) tickets to the prize drawing! Prizes include family memberships to the Maryland Science Center, Maryland Zoo, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, National Aquarium or a Nintendo Switch. Choose which prizes your tickets go toward on Beanstack or by filling out the completion form on your paper game board and returning it to any branch.

Drawings take place on Tuesday, September 3. Winners are contacted by phone or email by Friday, September 6. Please be sure to provide an email address or phone number when registering on Beanstack.

Adventure Begins at Your Library T-Shirts

Your commemorative Summer Reading Challenge T-shirt is available for purchase in branches beginning Monday, May 20, while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the Summer Reading Challenge. The cost is $7.50 for kids and $8.75 for adults (tax included)

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